Tuesday, February 28, 2012

a star wars party

we went to a Star Wars party at the library this afternoon

Mary Beth was an Ewok, Jeffrey was Luke, and Mickey was Darth Vader.

isn't this adorable?!?!?

Mickey won this game- you had to shoot a paper airplane into that hole- he got the most in! 

Here's Mickey's prize- perfect!!

Jeffrey tried to win this timed puzzle contest but a 17 year old played(grrrr...) and of course that kid won.  I'm not sure why that was allowed but whatever!  Jeffrey was a good sport about it though.
We had a great time!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

haircuts and art

it was time... the hair had gotten way out of control...

as you can see:  only one of us wanted the haircut to happen

but he came around

and then we were on to some bird paintings:

Jeffrey said he had to put on his raccoon hat because his head was cold!

Friday, February 24, 2012

wedding dress shopping{for Jenny!}- don't look Paul!

last weekend Mary Beth and I went wedding dress shopping for Auntie Jenny!
Mary Beth and Annie tried on some dress too... so adorable!
Mary Beth wanted this one soooo bad! I texted John a picture and told him how much she loved it but it was over $100... he told me I could buy it for her!?! Of course I would never do that but I couldn't believe he would! When I asked him what he was thinking he said...
"she's my tiny!"
Oh boy...
Happily, Jenny found her dress... completely different than what she had in mind... it's gorgeous and perfect on her. We can't wait until the big day! Thanks for having us come along Jenny!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Today's science project was fingerprinting... it was so interesting and fun! Too bad Jeffrey wasn't home to help us since he is already an expert- remember this past summer?
Notice what my crime was(he crossed it off himself though). Ha!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Presiden't Day!

The kids were excited to wear their president shirts again this year- still fit! They had school unfortunately- boo. At least everyone got to see them though!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day part 2

For supper on Love Day we had our traditional strawberry pancakes- this time I made them in the shape of hearts- I can't remember if I've ever done that before...
Poor Harriet... couldn't have any pancakes. She sat with us though and looked cute!
We also had our annual Valentine's Day scavenger hunt. It is always exciting- I'm glad we started this tradition when we moved here.
At the end of the hunt they found their special treats: Mary Beth got a new small Friends lego set, Mickey got the movie: Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and Jeffrey got a new dragon Thomas train for our set. They all got bouncy balls and gomu erasers. Harriet got a special ball for babies that are easy to grab. :) I was recording the hunt so I didn't get many pictures...
It was another awesome Valentine's Day around here! And extra special this year because we had a sweet little visitor with us!

Monday, February 13, 2012


Here are the kids' special Valentine's treats from my mom and dad- so cool! The kids LOVED it! And even Mary Beth's American Girl got a package!
Isn't that adorable? MB was beside herself...

Today we also finished up the classroom valentines. Mary Beth and I made each child in her class a hot/cold pack using rice, flax seed, and peppermint essential oil. I got the idea here.
She loves loves loves sewing and craft projects... I wonder where she gets that from??

Obviously this was quite a bit of work for a class of 24 students but I think it was worth it... they turned out really cute and MB and I had tons of fun making them.
And meanwhile we had a special little baby hanging out with us for 6 days! More baby pictures to come... she was so sweet and the John, I and the kids adored having her here.
I have more Valentine's prep pictures coming too!